Looking Back. Waaaay Back.

I really don't feel like looking back at 2013.  What has really struck me about this year, is how different things are today, than fifty years ago.  That's geezer talk, I know.  There have been improvements, for sure.  It's no longer a disgrace to get...

Barack and Hillary: Most Admired.

Gallup's yearly poll of "most admired" people is out.  Barack Obama is the most admired male, at 16%, while Hillary Clinton topped the charts at 15%.  This means whatever you want it to mean.  Those on both lists include George W. Bush, Oprah Winfrey,...

The VA Puts the Hammer Down on Christmas Caroling.

A group of high schoolers were not allowed to sing Christmas carols outside a VA hospital in Georgia, the other day.  It seems that religious songs are not allowed.  This was done "out of respect for every faith," the VA bureaugrinches explained.   ...

Merry Christmas or Whatever.

As my Christmas gift to the world, I am going to settle the "Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays" dilemma.  Not everyone celebrates Christmas, so it's considered "insensitive" and "offensive" to say "Merry Christmas!"  What about atheists, Jews, Muslims,...

The Greedy Rich, Lazy Poor, and Other Stuff.

You have a dollar, and I don't.  Is it the moral thing for you to split it with me?  And if you DO split it with me, will I be encouraged to go out and earn my OWN dollar, or will I see your generosity as some sort of "entitlement" to leach off you...

Haterosexuals.

I've never seen "Duck Dynasty."  The first time I saw a photo of those guys, I thought ZZ Top was getting back together.  Did they even break up?  Now I read that one of the Duck group is in "trouble" for making "anti-gay statements."  Yeah, one of...

Obama's not the Messiah. Just a Mess.

"We thought he was going to be -- and I shouldn't say this at Christmastime, but -- the next messiah.  And the whole ObamaCare, or whatever you want to call it, the Afforable Health Act, it just hasn't worked for him, and he's stumbled around on it,...

Final Thoughts on Jury Duty.

I'm just going to post some final thoughts on jury duty, because the experience was important to me, but I get why others might not get much out of it.  Ya hadda been there type of thing.  In any case, I'll be back tilting at windmills and windbags,...

Verdict Reached!

Well, my jury experience is now officially over.  A verdict was reached, so I can officially discuss the details of the case.  I'm pretty tired, having just got back from the courthouse, but I'll ramble, and if everything isn't written just-so, that's...

Almost Done with Jury Duty.

Today the lawyers on both sides of this civil trial, finished, and tomorrow they'll deliver their closing statements.  Then it's off to deliberate.  There may or may not be a verdict tomorrow.  We'll see.   I have taken a lot of notes, as have...

Jury Duty

Uhhhh, is this the site where I sign up for Obamacare?     Nevermind.  It's just as well that it has been down.  I haven't had time to really write much, as I went downtown Wednesday, to get my every two or three year rejection from jury duty....